Microsoft also said July 5 that its agreement with Novell, as well as those with Linux rivals Xandros and Linspire, were unaffected by the release June 29 of GPLv3 by the Free Software Foundation.More info at eWeek.
For its part, Novell said it will support customers with a regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, regardless of the terms of the certificates provided by Microsoft.
Microsoft is "not a party to the GPLv3 license, and none of its actions are to be misinterpreted as accepting status as a contracting party of GPLv3 or assuming any legal obligations under such license," Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft's vice president of intellectual property and licensing, said July 5.
Microsoft: we're not bound by GPLv3
Posted on Friday, Jul 06 2007 @ 16:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck